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Pious Celinda goes to prayers, Z410

Deliciae Musicae I, May 1695
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Playford’s first volume of Deliciae Musicae, advertised in May 1695, contained four new songs by Purcell, including a setting of a typically cheeky poem by the young playwright William Congreve (1670–1725). Purcell’s response to the text was splendidly lighthearted.

from notes by Robert King © 2003


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